Caroline Harrap of The Guardian writes:
Welcome to the future of farming in Paris – where a whole host of rooftop plantations, such as this one on the edge of the Marais, have been springing up of late. Yet this thriving operation is just a drop in the ocean compared to its new sister site. When that one opens, in the spring of 2020, it will be the largest rooftop farm in the world.
French company Agripolis is slated to open a 150,000-square-foot rooftop farm in 2020, hosting 2,000 pounds of crop each day.
Currently under construction in the south-west of the city, this urban oasis will span approximately 14,000 sq metres (150,695 sq feet) – also making it the largest urban farm in Europe.
With the plan to grow more than 30 different plant species, the site will produce around 1,000 kg of fruit and vegetables every day in high season. Tended by around 20 gardeners, they will also be using entirely organic methods.
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